Announcing 2018 Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Awardee: Jonathan Hollander

Announcing 2018 Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Awardee: Jonathan Hollander

The Fulbright Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Award is Jonathan Hollander. The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance recognizes the achievements of scholars and artists within the field of dance. As a leading choreographer, a social activist, and an innovative professional providing opportunities to the underprivileged, Mr. Hollander’s work in using dance as a vehicle of intercultural exchange, human connection, and international

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September 27, 2018 1

Chapter Spotlight: New Hampshire

Chapter Spotlight: New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Chapter is committed to promoting the mission of the Fulbright Program and engaging the international exchange community across the New Hampshire region through diverse events. This summer, the New Hampshire Chapter did something both exciting and unusual: they paired up with the Maine Chapter to hold a joint chapter event. Together, members of both chapters gathered at the Pease International Tradeport to meet for a personal tour of the port with executive

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September 26, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Kathleen Bakarich

Alumni Profile: Kathleen Bakarich

Before embarking on her Fulbright Program to Germany in 2008, Kathleen Bakarich did not know anyone else studying international accounting. It was a relatively new field that had yet to achieve much popularity, and accounting was not often associated with international research. But when you find your passion and expertise, Katie contends, the Fulbright Program is there to help you pursue it. Now, ten years after her grant ended, her Fulbright experience continues: she is

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September 25, 2018 0

Fulbright Career Corner: Always Seek to Better Yourself

Fulbright Career Corner: Always Seek to Better Yourself

Looking to start a career or change directions in your work is a process, one that can take several weeks or months. But, you won’t (and shouldn’t!) be devoting every moment to looking for work. In the meantime, life goes on. You might have another job, a family, and other obligations to focus on. It is important that during the course of looking for work you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and professionally. By

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September 24, 2018 0

2018 Nominations for Annual Chapter Awards Now Open

2018 Nominations for Annual Chapter Awards Now Open

The Fulbright Association established a tradition of presenting awards to chapters with outstanding programs, initiatives, and advocacy eff­orts at the 2016 Annual Conference. The Chapter Awards are intended to honor the hard work, creativity, and time that our volunteer alumni chapter leaders dedicate to achieving the mission of the Fulbright Association. Through the continued generosity of Dr. Mary Ellen Schmider, chapters are awarded these honors at the Annual Conference. Chapter volunteers are the heart of

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August 30, 2018 0

Institutional Letter Campaign to Mike Pompeo

Institutional Letter Campaign to Mike Pompeo

The Fulbright Association has always been dedicated to advocating for the Program on Capitol Hill. As part of our mission, we play an important advocacy role in supporting, growing, and saving the Program. We have national reach through our chapters and members who live in every congressional district. We represent a unified voice of Fulbrighters and supporters of international exchange. Congress listens when we speak with that voice. Yet we have not spent enough time or resources advocating

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August 24, 2018 2

2018 Service Corps Trip to Malawi

2018 Service Corps Trip to Malawi

In July of 2018, the Fulbright Association returned to Malawi for its second Service Corps Trip in the country, following a successful program in 2017. Eleven participants, ranging from age 12 to age 74, met in Lilongwe City to work with nonprofit organization LEAD SEA (Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern and Eastern Africa) on Pathways to Peace projects to promote sustainability, global health, and education initiatives. The participants represented a diverse demographic, including

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August 24, 2018 0

Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Alumni Profile: Munir Sayegh

Munir Sayegh’s collection of specialties is multi-faceted: he is a photographer, artist, designer, researcher, and data guru with professional expertise in marketing and economics. As a Fulbrighter and study abroad alum, he not only has had the chance to build these skills, he now uses his experience to give back to the international exchange community. Munir earned his master’s degree in Economics at Purdue University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic

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August 23, 2018 0

In Memory of Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

In Memory of Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Fulbright community mourns the death of Kofi Annan, the 2001 recipient of the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. The Fulbright community, represented by the Fulbright Association, mourns the death and celebrates the life of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Fulbright Prize Laureate. Awarded every two years, the Prize honors world figures and institutions that have advanced the mission of Senator J. William Fulbright and the

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August 18, 2018 0

Fulbright Career Corner: Take a Break

Fulbright Career Corner: Take a Break

The month’s piece is not about a new searching or networking strategy. Because it is August – the vacation month – and soon students will be back to school and companies will be looking to hire (summer is always slow), I wanted to remind you: make sure to take a break. Looking for work is not easy. It might not be physical in the same way as other types of activity are (though, rushing to

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August 17, 2018 0